(Straight stereo STS 1064;
not that familiar with Buckley's work, but I understand this isn't his first attempt
to step out of the solo folk singer role into experimenting with rock and jazz
Lee Underwood, guitar, electric piano and pipe organ; Buzz Gardner, trumpet, flugel
horn; and Bunk Gardner, alto flute, tenor sax, among the musicians augmenting
Buckley's twelve-string and vocals this is a jazz-orientated set which, to my
mind, is a brave but ill-judged project.
of allowing the musicians to lay down suitable backings within the limits of the
song, Buckley has given free rein, choosing to become himself part of the arrangements
and using his voice partly as an instrument, getting almost Plant-like on certain
an interesting experiment but an album that is very hard going for the listener,
with a few exceptions where Buckley achieves the tunefulness he is best known
Come Here Woman, I Woke Up, Monterey, Moulin Rouge, Song To The Siren, Jungle
Fire, Starsailor, The Healing Festival, Down By The Borderline.
This the price in British pre-decimal money - 43 shillings and ten pence. It could
also have been writen as two pounds, three shillings and ten pence or £2
3s 10d. The US equivalent in 1969 would have been approximately $5.25)
Maker, published in the United Kingdom, was, according to its publisher IPC
Media, the world's oldest weekly music newspaper. It was founded in 1926 as a
magazine targeted at musicians
In 2000 it was merged into sister publication
New Musical Express.